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Offline Florida

Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« on: August 25, 2011, 01:16:00 AM »
How would I go around ordering a domain name the most affordable way?
 
Also, is there a such a thing as a web and E-Mail server on a chip?
If not I was thinking about building some hardware that could run on solar power and then use either Linux or Windows. I am not sure what operating version I would be using.
 

Offline Florida

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 01:25:29 AM »
Has anyone ever tried WebServUSB?
http://www.webservusb.com/
 

Offline dreamcast270mhz

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 01:39:16 AM »
For server use both FreeNAS and OpenBSD are very good
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Offline Florida

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 01:57:03 AM »
Super, I will look into that.
 
Another question for either OpenBSD or Windows:
Are there any web server games available, like card games, chess or strategy games where people log on to the server and play against each other either realtime or turn based?
 
Anyone ever tried Freeciv Metaserver?
 

Offline yssing

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 03:11:37 AM »
this is a tiny webserver...
I dont think it covers e-mail tho..

http://www.kyllikki.org/hardware/wwwpic2/

this one is even better and still very small

http://hackaday.com/2008/09/25/web-server-on-a-business-card-part-2/

if you want to go small and powerfull, and dont want to build your own HW

http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/arm-sbc.php
« Last Edit: August 25, 2011, 03:27:54 AM by yssing »
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 03:46:04 AM »
Quote from: Florida;656052
Also, is there a such a thing as a web and E-Mail server on a chip?
If not I was thinking about building some hardware that could run on solar power and then use either Linux or Windows. I am not sure what operating version I would be using.


Really small, but maybe a bit limited:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SheevaPlug
http://plugcomputer.org/

Really small and cheap, and a bit more complete:
https://www.genesi-usa.com/store/details/11
http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2011/05/solar-powered-energy-generation-system.html
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline Gilthanaz

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 07:51:14 AM »
I'am hosting a LOT of things for many, many years. From your questions, it appears you do not really have any idea what you want/need/must have to host things (like... games? Why would you want browser games..?). In that case, the only flavour I can recommend is Ubuntu. I've not seen any other *nix flavour in the last ... well, since there IS a *nix flavour thats open source, thats so easy to install and very user friendly, even if the user is not so experienced.

Aaaand... thats pretty much it. Also runs from a 4GB USB Stick. Or even from a DVD (physical read-only for the security win!)

Also, please do not use the words "Server" and "Windows" in the same sentence, unless you're trying to explain to someone that "Server" and "Windows" should not be used in the same sentence; I could already throw up 24/7 reading Microsoft propaganda, about their "Windows" "Server" "operating systems"....

Hardware.. solar powered? Well, it really depens what you mean by that. All my stuff is solar powered, at least while its bright outside ;) But do you mean a stand-alone box with 2 small photovoltaic cells? Like, could also be used for a mobile backbag server? Or do you just mean "very low power consumption" - in that case i can recommend you some hardware that works in the 40W area but provides quite some power per Watt.

Need more details for better answers :D

KR,
Gil
 

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Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 02:45:03 PM »
I used to run a couple of rack mount servers in my garage, but they were too noisy and power hungry.  Now I just leave my cocktail table MAME system on 24/7, running Windows XP and online via WiFi.



Bonus, it's always ready to play a game.  It's also hosting that picture!
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Offline yssing

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 07:32:56 PM »
That is just one cool setup you got there :)
 

Offline Linde

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 09:55:21 PM »
I've got a Seagate Dockstar running 24/7 at ~15W to serve dynamic web pages, FTP, run an IRC bot, play music etc. They used to sell for like €20, but demand probably rocketed when people figured out they could run Arch Linux on it, so it's a bit more expensive now.
 

Offline Linde

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 09:59:13 PM »
BTW, WebServUSB is just a software package, really. Seems like kind of a scam to me, since you could set up a portable LAMP on a USB stick yourself for a tenth of the price.
 

Offline desiv

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2011, 10:21:12 PM »
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INow I just leave my cocktail table MAME system on 24/7, running Windows XP and online via WiFi.
Nice system...

er..  Did you just tell the world you have an XP web server on the internet and handed out it's address?  :(

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Offline trekiej

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2011, 11:11:42 PM »
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
Sorry, if that is not helpful.
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Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2011, 02:19:46 AM »
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er..  Did you just tell the world you have an XP web server on the internet and handed out it's address?  :(


Sure did!
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Offline Ryu

Re: Smallest web and E-Mail server, possible Linux or Windows?
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2011, 10:22:54 AM »
You could always just use an amiga :-) I run an A1200 with an 030 accelorator card in and it's been running now for almost 117 days withouth the need to reboot. I just registered a domain and had it point to my IP address, simples!

http://www.bambi-amiga.co.uk
Yours
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